Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Rock House Farm Holiday Cottages, Foxt, Staffordshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversions, West Midlands.

Collection of just 3 family-friendly holiday cottages, set by unspoilt countryside in a tranquil rural Staffordshire village just outside of the Peak District National Park, with children's play park facilities on site, as well as an inviting warm bubbly hot tub for the adults.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £230 to £667 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01538 266611 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Craster Reach Coastal Cottage, Northumberland Coast, Craster, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northumbria.

High quality 3 bedroom coastal cottage found in the delightful fishing village of Craster, with accommodation as good as this and the inspirational Northumbria coast just waiting to be explored, Craster Reach Coastal Cottage should guarantee a memorable holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £560 to £1330 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Holly Lodge at Holly Beds Farm, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, England

3 bedroom Pine Lodge, Heart of England.

Four star rated three bedroom log cabin located on a working farm in Worcestershire, with views over the Severn Valley and the Malvern Hills, dog-friendly and family-friendly and ideal for getting away from it all.

Price range from £340 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01684 592877 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pet-Friendly Barn Conversion near Axminster, Axminster, Devon, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, West Country.

Barn conversion holiday home with exposed stone walls located on a small development of luxury holiday homes on what was originally a dairy farm in East Devon, these holiday homes are surrounded by glorious countryside.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £680.00 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 09 December 2016 to 08 September 2017;

phone 01245 425 718 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spen Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Converted Barn, Yorkshire Dales.

Searching for an idyllic rural retreat with a stylish interior which is well located for exploring both the greenery of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park? If so this large 5 bedroom stone-built cottage could be perfect, set by a wooded valley and with beautifully styled accommodation this holiday barn sleeps up to 10 people plus 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £801 to £1855 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 09 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 20 December 2016; from 06 January 2017 to 27 January 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Durstone Cottages, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Collection of five rural holiday cottages with a shared games room located in the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1700 to £4450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 13 January 2017;

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crendon 4 Bedroom Coastal Cottage, Near Portreath, Illogan Downs, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Bungalow, South West.

Four bedroom Cornish holiday cottage with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside, just 5 minutes drive from the local sandy beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £502 to £1216 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 09 December 2016 to 15 December 2016; from 18 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 28 December 2016 to 10 February 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lawns Luxury Apartment in Devon, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Apartment, West Country.

Luxurious 5 star rated 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Colmer Estate in Devon where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, fishing lake, gym and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £590 to £1470 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 02 January 2017 to 04 February 2017;
Late availability: from 02 January 2017 to 04 February 2017;

phone 01761 232 771 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Warren Lodges, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Pine Lodges, East Anglia and Suffolk Coast.

A collection of four comfortable family-friendly log cabins situated in a tranquil location by a private nature reserve very close to Minsmere Nature Reserve and just a few miles from Aldeburgh.

Price range from £315 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01728 833447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Arches Barn near the Yorkshire Dales, Gilling West, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Converted Barn, Yorkshire Dales.

Undoubtedly named after the beautiful arches that are a feature of this development, this one bedroom romantic retreat sleeps 2 and is part of a collection of barn conversions close to the picturesque town of Richmond and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a fishing lake is available on site for those who want to do a spot of free fly or coarse fishing and for a truly relaxing time there is a warm outdoor bubbly hot tub with superb views over the surrounding countryside.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £495 to £785 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Courtyard Countryside Cottage, Heart Of England, Meeson, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Family friendly, rural retreat, of immense character, enjoying shared use of 8 acre grounds of adjoining 17th century country house, in the hamlet of Meeson, just under 7 miles from the notable 20th century woodland gardens of Hodnet Hall and 10 miles from the enchanting vistas of Hawkstone Park.

Price range from £300 to £535 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 09 December 2016 to 24 December 2016; from 28 December 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 06 January 2017 to 03 February 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fishing Hideaway, Carlisle, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Northern England.

Eco-friendly wooden cabin set amongst extensive privately owned woodlands by a fishing beat along the River Lyne, with the Lake District and Carlisle close by.

Price range from £910 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01228 791640 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Toad Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Charming holiday cottage dating back to the 19th century, nestled by woodlands and stunning shared landscaped gardens with the additional benefit of access to superior leisure facilities for all age groups on the Cannington Grange Country Estate.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within gardens), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £722 to £1730 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, indoor hot tub and a secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

Special features: free internet access, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £4200 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 13
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 09 December 2016 to 10 December 2016; from 12 December 2016 to 17 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 22 December 2016;

phone 01754 890131 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wans Barton, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, South Coast.

Set in the grounds of Higher Farm is this fabulous large barn conversion offering high quality accommodation throughout as well as sea views, making this a very special place to holiday.

Price range from £1155 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an outdoor hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 08 December 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 09 December 2016 to 12 December 2016;
Late availability: from 09 December 2016 to 12 December 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kingfisher Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cotswolds , Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Homely and very comfortable wooden holiday lodge located within the Cotswold Water Park with a range of activities on offer close by.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £419 to £946 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 09 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 06 January 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill House Holiday Cottages, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, East Midlands.

Collection of three comfortable holiday cottages nestled in lovely rural Leicestershire by meadows, fields and pastures, short break bookings welcome all year round and all cottages are very dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £395 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 20 December 2016 to 27 December 2016;

phone +44 (0)1476 870 797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skiptory Woodland Holiday Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Woodland Holiday Lodge, Lake District National Park.

Have a top holiday in this beautifully decorated 2 bedroom dog-friendly wooden holiday lodge, conveniently situated within a holiday park close to the shores of Lake Windermere, near the heart of the Lake District National Park, two legged visitors should be wagging their tails here and four legged visitors should give this lodge the thumbs up.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £382 to £827 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 09 December 2016 to 10 December 2016; from 17 December 2016 to 18 December 2016; from 23 December 2016 to 24 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Toad Hall, Swilland, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Cottage / Large Country House, East Anglia and Suffolk Coast / country.

Picture-perfect large Suffolk country cottage with 6 bedrooms, exposed timbers, inglenook fireplace and large gardens, with the added bonus of the coast being within easy reach for day trips.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £885 to £1390 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 11 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 020 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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